Writers as bitches and the investment of readers

Back in May 2009 a reader asked Neil Gaiman, via his blog, whether it was reasonable to feel let down that George R R Martin was not giving any clues about the release of the next A Song Of Fire & Ice installment. Gaiman famously told that reader, “George R...

The Courier’s New Bicycle by Kim Westwood – review

Kim Westwood is a writer with a rare, light touch. The Courier’s New Bicycle is her second novel. I haven’t read her first, The Daughters of Moab, so this is my first foray into Westwood’s long fiction, though I have enjoyed her short stories in the...

Movember 2011

I’m a bit late getting around to posting an update about this, but things have been hectic. Anyway, it’s only halfway through, so I figure it’s all good. I’m growing a moustache for Movember. It’s a very good cause: During November each...

John Joseph Adams Buys Lightspeed and Fantasy

I read this at Locus Online today: John Joseph Adams, editor of Fantasy and Lightspeed, has purchased both magazines from Prime books. Adams will become the official publisher in January 2012. He took over as editor for Fantasy magazine earlier this year, and has...

Midnight Echo 6 interview and excerpt

I’m very proud that my short story, Trawling The Void, is going to be published in Midnight Echo, #6. For one thing, Midnight Echo is one of Australia’s premier fiction magazines, and the official magazine of the Australian Horror Writers’...